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Bridging the gap in gender-based knowledge of transport needs, travel patterns at the second Women and Transport Africa Conference

Contact: Elvis LYONGA, +251953855924, elvis.edimo@wri.org

ADVISORY: Flone Initiative and WRI Africa will host the second Women in Transport Africa Conference

Featuring Her Excellency Dagmawit Moges, Minister of Transport, Ethiopia and other well-known speakers from across the globe like Heather Allen and Naomi Mwaura.

Addis Ababa (25, 2019)— Flone Initiative and the World Resources Institute Africa is organizing the second edition of the Women in Transport Africa Conference with aim to create safe, sustainable and accessible public transportation in Africa. The event will feature top dignitaries and researchers working within the transport sector in Africa and around the world.

The Ethiopian Minister of Transport, will grace the event along with other well-known speakers like Heather Allen, an independent consultant with 25 years of international experience and is a highly-regarded expert in sustainable transport, gender and climate change, and Naomi Mwaura, Flone Initiative’s Founder and Executive Director who was named among “BBC’s 100 Inspirational and Influential Women” of 2017.

In addition to our dynamic invitees, the conference will also hear from Safetipin, a social enterprise located in New Delhi, India, about how their technology platform can be used to collect data in order to make cities and public spaces safer and more inclusive for women and other vulnerable groups. 

Flone Initiative and WRI Africa’s Women in Transport Conference brings together ideas that will increase the visibility of women, explore and address the gender differences in access to transportation and mobility, the responsiveness of the transport systems to needs and preferences of women such as safety and personal security and the participation of women in decision-making in the transportation sector.

**MEDIA INQUIRIES: Contact Elvis LYONGA, elvis.edimo@wri.org, +251953855924. No admittance without Reservation Please

WHAT

Flone Initiative and WRI Africa Women in Transport Africa Conference 2019

WHEN

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

9:00 am photo opportunity and introduction

9:30 am Keynote speech by the Minister of Transport

WHERE

Capital Hotel and Spa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

RSVP Required

Contact Elvis LYONGA, elvis.edimo@wri.org, +251 953855924